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What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Community Manager Jason
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What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Hi everyone,

 

Whether it's a cherished lesson passed on from one generation to the next, a throwaway line from a mate, or something you've personally learned the hard way, please share your favourite D.I.Y. tips in the discussion below.

 

What is the best D.I.Y advice you've ever received?

 

Jason

 

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Kermit
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Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

I've give you two tips for the price of one...

 

Always drill a small hole before using screws - this has saved a heap of frustration!

 

Wrap paintbrushes in plastic cling wrap between coats rather than washing in water.

cupofchloe
Established Contributor

Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Give yourself longer than you need. unforseen circumstances often appear that you did not plan for, so with any renovation project or small job, give yourself some contingency, so you can deal with the surprises!

She_Skills
Established Contributor

Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Measure once. Cut twice.  Nope.  That doesn't sound right

 

Measure twice.  Cut once.  I've learned this the hard way.  A few times. 

ProjectPete
Valued Contributor

Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

'Just do it' - Nike
ProjectPete
Valued Contributor

Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

"There's nothing that sticky tape cannot fix mate." -Guido Hatzis
Barker
Junior Contributor

Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Good one for this time of year - if you wrap your Christmas lights around a piece of cardboard when storing them, you'll never have trouble untangling them. 

CathD
Super Contributor

Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

Use damp cotton gloves to clean venetian blinds.

 

Don't know if its the best tip ever but it's made life much easier for me!

stupidfish
Established Contributor

Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

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NickM
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Re: What's the best D.I.Y. advice you've ever received?

I echo that @She_Skills - when will I learn


She_Skills wrote:

Measure once. Cut twice.  Nope.  That doesn't sound right

 

Measure twice.  Cut once.  I've learned this the hard way.  A few times. 


 

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